Climate Justice Alliance is creating a new center of gravity with communities most impacted in the climate movement.

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 70 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

Sen. Booker’s Climate Plan: Bold and Inconsistent

CJA CALLS ON THE NEW JERSEY SENATOR TO REJECT NUCLEAR AND OTHER FALSE SOLUTIONS From the onset of the 2020 electoral cycle, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) has been clear about its desire to see bold climate plans that center frontline communities and workers, and...

Inexorable Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil

As the fires rage on in Brazil, the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) stands in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon as they fight back against the war being waged on them by Brazilian President Bolsonaro. His racist and unapologetically illogical...

Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal Proposal is a Blueprint for the Regenerative Economy We Must Strive For

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal policy package is heralded as one of the farthest reaching accomplishments by a president in a generation. While there were many aspects of his New Deal that should be lauded, we can no longer ignore the fact that it...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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